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Grateful Dead Live at The Matrix on 1966-12-01

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Grateful Dead Live at The Matrix on 1966-12-01

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Minglewood Blues, Betty & Dupree, Next Time You See Me, I Know You Rider, Big Boss Man, One Kind Favor, Alice D. Millionaire, Me & My Uncle, Cream Puff War You Don't Love Me, Beat It On Down The Line, It Hurts Me Too, On The Road Again, Look Over Yonder's Wall, My Own Fault, Down So Long, Cold Rain & Snow, Viola Lee Blues Deep Elem Blues, There's Something On Your Mind, Big Boy Pete, Death Don't Have No Mercy, Lindy, Dancin' In The Streets, Me & My Uncle

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue The Matrix
Location San Francisco, CA

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD > Rm > Reel > DAT > CD > wav > SHN v3
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SBD> Rm> Reel> Dat> CD> wav> shnv3; DAE(EAC)> boundary check (SHNTOOL)> SHN (MKWACT)> FTP via neo_levo; with thanks to Charlie Miller


Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 1, 2014
Subject: -
While they're still very much in fledgling state, turn up the volume & listen to how well they already had control over their sound. The Death Don't in particular goes from whisper quiet to earth shakingly loud in all the right places. What a band! Enough of this is awesome to take 5.
Reviewer: slowcooked - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 27, 2010
Subject: School Night for the Under-aged...
I stood outside of the Matrix, on a School Night and had to listen to the sounds from afar. Had to leave early (school), and couldn't go in (a few years too young).
I used to go the the Fillmore Sunday's shows - 1 pm for something like $2, but the Matrix was more 'adult', so I had to go. Both venues were within walking distance, though I had to huff up the hills from the Matrix to where I could catch a bus to my house in the Haight.
There was another concert at the Avalon that was "adults only", and I had to hang outside once again. I heard there were strippers, but - obviously - can't say anything more than that was the rumor.

The Grateful Dead had quite a bit of blues phrasing back then; I fell in love with Pig Pen's playing (I also was a huge fan of Paul Butterfield's Blues Band).

Sweet. Memories.
Reviewer: VoodooDangerbird - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 24, 2010
Subject: Alice D.
So few, almost no other I've ever heard, recordings of "Alice D. Millionaire." Any ideas where else I can hear my song about Owsley? Love the Pigpen on hear, but there has to be another recording besides '66-right?
Reviewer: Eikn - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 21, 2010
Subject: Anyone know how to get?
May be a reach, but if anybody knows how to obtain this show it would be greatly appreciated -- email me at please.

Great show! Early Dead bluesy era is always nice -- Pigpen kept the boys tight and full of soul! Jerry's got a nice pop to his guitar, and the rest of the band is smoking. Listen to them come into Me & My Uncle on the second try, wow. Show is excellent start to finish.

Too bad the recording isn't top rate. 4/5
Reviewer: L. Rosley - favoritefavorite - May 28, 2008
Subject: Check out the other copy
The other copy here at Archive is cleaner, much better to listen to.
Reviewer: Darrylizer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 4, 2007
Subject: The songs are great, the sound not so much
An excellent well played and varied set list from the garage band days of the Dead. Well worth listening to but the sound leaves something to be desired.
Reviewer: macfawlty - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 7, 2005
Subject: Power of the music outweighs sound quality
This is some real power electric blues. Try not to be distracted by the sound quality and get into the raw energy of the playing. Really hard to believe the Dead had so much energy to burn at this stage of their reign. Hey, I like the 70's and all, but to hear this, I mean really listen to it, really blows your mind what they were doing. Jerry and Pig's raucous playing and the wild vocals by all are just awesome.
Reviewer: sdm8deyz - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 29, 2005
Subject: The Viola Lee from 12.1.66
A lower-gen recording of the Viola Lee from this show is masquerading as the first song from 3.12.66 (i.e. the one in the three song version on disc 1 of the 1.8.66 Acid test set)

Therefore, the version of Viola Lee that appears under 3.12.66 on the archive in Disc 5 of this set probably was played on 3.12.66 (if any of the expanded edition is really from the Pico test

So if you want to hear the bottom end of the Viola Lee from this show, get the "abbreviated" 3.12.66. It has much more bottom compared to this comparatively thin-sounding recording here.
Reviewer: headgdhead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 19, 2005
Subject: Poster link
Here's a link to a poster for this show.
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 15, 2005
Subject: Hard to believe this is the same band
I can almost imagine them in the RayBan Wayfarers and the speed they were all jacked up when they made this stuff - It sounds more like the Animals than the Dead. Sound quality is not that great but this is great stuff for nostalgia and background music.
Reviewer: johnson420 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 2, 2005
Subject: track 20
track 20 is called "Deep Elem Blues"(it's an old blues song), it is written wrong above. Deep Elem is an area of dallas that was full of live music venues and brothels in the 20's-30's. The live music venues and bars stayed but the brothels are now gone.
Reviewer: harold920 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 8, 2004
Subject: harmonica player
I believe that the harmonica player on Yonder's Wall is Paul Butterfield. He does this song on his first album. This is really hot. The rest of the show is just as hot.
Reviewer: tomo - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 20, 2004
Subject: Alice
Reviewer: dirty jev-o - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 10, 2004
Subject: bad quality is on, recording stinky
Reviewer: Susep - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 15, 2004
Subject: Vintage
Alice D
Reviewer: rutiger - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 26, 2004
Subject: Title of Review
Excellent. It has the classic mid-60s dead sound. The sound quality could be better, but it aint bad; it goes with the era.
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